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LibraryWorks, a service provided free of charge to the library community, is designed and delivered to enable administrators, librarians and media specialists to identify best practices, discover special offers and discounts on products and services, learn of new technologies and services, and other resources to help them and their libraries
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This program allows library cardholders to borrow from a selection of nearly sixty human books, individuals who have been carefully selected because of their unique life experiences. Through positive, personal dialogue, the program is focused on encouraging new ideas and ways of thinking, celebrating differences, and promoting tolerance.  Learn more.


East Hampton Public Library realizes a 75% reduction in the number of allocated staff hours to perform ILL tasks.  Find out how.


A four-legged library: See how teacher Luis Soriano is bringing reading education to children in rural Colombia on the backs of his donkeys.  Watch the video...


The New Canaan Public Library boosted online database enrollments. Find out how.


Discover how Colgate University built a more dynamic and cost effective electronic collection. Find out how.


Johnson County Library saved thousands of dollars and months of hard work. Find out how.


The Blue Island Public Library  has been invaded by teens and technology, thanks in part to the creative talents of staff member Darren Thompson, IT/Technology and Young Adult Programming Manager, and his use of library 2.0 technologies to create a space for young adults within the library.  The Tech Annex also provides a wide range of services for all library patrons, including a recording studio, enclosed computer classroom, 3D Animation software, and video editing equipment. Learn more.


East Hampton Public Library reduced transaction time by more than 50 percent. Find out how.


Learn how Windsor Public Library saved $8,303 in electricity, 369,827 lbs of CO2, and 45 acres of trees!


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